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Hi all,

Whilst no doubt the M5 is faster, I had a run a couple of weeks back with an M5 and I was surprised at how close it was.

Up to around 100mph I was only a couple of car lengths behind - mine is an Auto, and I'm pretty sure the M5 had an aftermarket exhaust.

Was pretty happy with my old girl! :)
 

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Hi Gustav,

I was in the car driving and I saw what happened, as I said the M5 is no doubt faster - but I was very surprised as to how fast the 540 was. It was a 30mph to 100mph or so run - he was only around 2-3 lengths in front. Either he couldn't drive, or his car was sick (which is certainly didn't sound! :) ) - or my car is a freak.

Have you driven one? they go very well - I had a race to 160mph with an M-Coupe some time back and the 540 was quite a long way ahead. M-Coupe owner was shocked. ;)
 

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I raced a 540i with my M3 3,2 in the rain form start to 220 km/h. Pretty even below 100 km/h but then I left him. But you are right, it is not 10 car lengths we are talking here. But race him to 250 km/h and youll see a big difference.
 

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That have happened :7: I raced one until his top speed 262 km/h and then passed him :byee55amg

That was a real adrenaline kick and fun :M5launch:



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Yes - I agree, up to top speed would be quite different (but it is pretty rare that you will have a run up to top speed with someone on the street :) ).
 

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Saving up to a M5 E39 2001 or 2002 :1: Just got my license back the fourth time
, this is the third spring / summer without a license :sad1: So now M5 E60 this year!
 
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